Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes quarterback Anthony Johnson has been the center of attention in the Palmetto State this season and for good reason.
With a 457-yard and eight touchdown performance earlier this season and scholarship offers racking up Johnson has become a media darling.
"It's kind of cool," Johnson said. "Everybody knew who I was last year, but didn't really know me. Now, I guess everybody wants a piece of me."
And for good reason.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound four-star dual-threat quarterback has seen his stock soar ever since that record performance.
Some college insiders think Johnson might be the top quarterback prospect in the nation and that he is the hottest prospect in the entire Southeast.
That would explain the scholarship offers from Louisville, Tulane, South Carolina and Tennessee. And it would also explain why teams like Clemson, Georgia, Florida State and about 50 others have called in him the past two weeks.
"My phone didn't ring a lot at first," Johnson said. "Then I play well and now everybody likes me. I can't hang it up for 10 minutes before a coach calls me. I think it just shows you what the hard work will do for you."
Since he's just become a prime target, Johnson said he's very wide open with recruiting at this point.
"I think sometimes about South Carolina and Tennessee because they're in the SEC," Johnson said. "But really that's about it. I'm letting the coaches say their things, and then I plan to do some research about what schools would fit me."